About That Night (FBI/US Attorney, #3)
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HE'S PLAYING GAMES Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she's stunned. More troubling to the...more
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Published April 1st 2012 by Berkley Books
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Erika
"There are some things a girl never forgets, Ry. And one of those is a kiss from a right guy."

There are some things I know I would likely find in Julie James's books.
1. No TSTL heroine
2. Informative stuffs
3. Hilarity
4. Great supporting characters
5. No unnecessary misunderstandings in romance

About That Night is no exception. Rylann Pierce aka Prosecutrix Pierce and Kyle Rhodes aka Smug Dimples are two down to earth characters. Rylann was a typical Julie James's heroine. Strong, independent, ambit...more
Shawna
Aug 20, 2014 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of witty, fun, steamy contemporary romance
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5 stars – Contemporary Romance

I’m an avid Julie James fangirl and I love her snappy, clever, banterific dialogue and snarky humor. Practice Makes Perfect, Something About You, and A Lot Like Love were some of my favorite reads of last year, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting Kyle’s story.

Although I didn’t enjoy About That Night as much as the previous books in the FBI/US Attorney series, it’s still an entertaining, satisfying read. The romance between sexy computer genius Kyle Rhodes, aka “Smug Dim...more
Dija
Julie James makes me want to throw my psychology degree out the window and try out for law school instead. If all this sass and bad-assery is what they teach in law, sign me up!

After having read all of JJ's published novels so far, there are several things I've come to expect from her:

1. Confident, bold, and yummy heroes whose jobs or pasts involve the law in some way.
2. Sarcastic, spirited, and driven heroines who're usually attorneys.
3. Great sexual chemistry between the H&h which neve...more
Duchess Nicole
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“There are some things a girl never forgets, Ry. And one of those is a kiss from the right guy”


This was a fabulous read! I'm still excited a day after I finished it. I "read" the audio. My rating for the narrator is about a 3.5-4 stars. My rating for the book, 4.5 stars.

So the premise is really about two things:
1. The night that Ryland and Kyle meet, kiss, and then separate for nine years
2. How Kyle Rhodes became the "Twitter Terrorist" and an ex con

“I don
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♥Rachel♥
3.5 Stars

When I think of a classy adult romance, Julie James always comes to mind. I loved the first two of the FBI /US Attorney series, and for the most part I enjoyed this one as well.

Rylann Pierce is a US Assistant Attorney just moved from San Francisco to Chicago back to her roots after a breakup. One of her first cases is a “time-served” early release case of Kyle Rhodes, “the Twitter Terrorist.” This is a little awkward because it just so happens that nine years ago Rylann and Kyle shared...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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An unforgettable kiss started it all...

Nine years ago, Rylann Pierce, a sweet girl with big dreams met a billionaire heir named Kyle Rhodes. They talked, sparks ignited. Kyle walked her home like a perfect gentleman, leaving her breathless after one kiss and a promise to see her again the next day.

But when Kyle is a no-show the next day, Rylann decides that dating a billionaire heir isn’t in her six-year plan. So she busies herself, working on her career until she becom...more
Vilda
Aug 15, 2013 Vilda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Julie James fans and/or Contemporary Romance readers looking for a lighter read!
Rating: 3,5 stars

"And that's when he made up his mind.
She could set all the rules she wanted--but this was one matchup against a federal prosecutor he intended to win."

While I definitely enjoyed this one, I sadly have to say that I didn't love it quite as much as the previous books. I was a bit disappointed--something that might have to do with me expecting the suspense I've enjoyed in this series. That's on me though for not looking closely enough before picking it up!

'"Kyle. She's going to
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Mimi Smith
4.5 stars

Facts are:

Julie James publishes ONE book a year
Julie James is a great writer
I love Julie James's books, but...
...for one book a year they're way too short.

Basically, I LOVED this book, and everything about it, but I just wanted MORE. More of the relationship development, Kyle, everything, KYLE...
The humor in these books is amazing...

"Rae shifted her position to check out the object of their discussion. “If that’s the new face of computer geek, sign me up. He can push my keyboard buttons...more
Lisa Kay
Usually in sleek, black business suits for court, here is Rylann in worn flannel. (view spoiler)


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★★★★½ Enjoyed this one a lot, despite it being a bit chick-lit-ish (not my usual genre). Ms. James is one of those authors who ‘writes great heroines’ – and Rylann Pierce is certainly such a specimen. Some people described her as snarky (or boring); I found her intelligent and articulate.

Ooops! I did something I rarely do and pe...more
Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

“There are probably a lot of things bad-boy ex-cons don’t know about good-girl prosecutors.”

Smug Dimples, Prosecutrix Pierce, Meth Lab Rylann and the Twitter Terrorist (or my favorite version of this that comes up El Twitter Terrorista) are all nicknames that our hero and heroine are called during ABOUT THAT NIGHT and it’s the way these nicknames are used during the quick, witty banter that Kyle and Rylann have that drew me right in. What stood out the m...more
Mandi Schreiner
I’m a huge Julie James fan and her previous book, A Lot Like Love was a favorite of mine last year. In that book we meet Kyle, the son of a billionaire, a brilliant computer scientist, and also a prison inmate. Yes the hero of this book is an ex-con. A very sexy, adorable one at that.

Although Kyle is extremely wealthy, he works hard as the vice president of network security for his father’s company. He also plays hard too, and when his supermodel girlfriend dumps him via twitter, and then posts...more
Saly
Rating 3.5

I've been waiting for this story since last year because who doesn't love reading about a billionaire that looks like Sawyer from LOST and downed twitter when his girlfriend dumped him publicly? I say awesome setup and it was and Kyle was totally yummy.

Kyle and Rylann met nine years ago and had a connection and a date which never went anywhere because Kyle's mom died and Rylann became a lawyer and followed her career plan to the T. Kyle never did his PhD.D and went to work at his fathe...more
Sheryl
One million stars!! What? Yup, you read right. In all my 1000+ reviews on Goodreads, the most i have credited to an author was either 10 stars or 100 stars, but this book exceeded my expectations AND THEN SOME! I'm sure we have all been excited for a book, only for it to fall flat when we finally got our hands on it, well... About That Night is NOT ONE OF THOSE BOOKS!!! I was DYING to read about Kyle Rhodes when i met him in the previous book in the FBI series;A Lot Like Love ... here was guy wh...more
Anne OK
“About That Night” made my day! Sometimes this reader just wants a contemporary romance that is filled with feel-good feelings, smartly written dialogue, sexy romance, and charming characters to win my heart. That’s exactly what Julie James’s latest release provided in spades. I read it from cover to cover without moving out of my chair.

Our hero isn’t thinking clearly when he strikes out to settle a score and crashes Twitter. Soon he finds himself being escorted off an airplane by FBI agents an...more
Amy


@KyleRhodes


Profile: Blonde billionaire heir with a love for flannel, exceptional wine, and likes his women hot and spicy just like his chicken wings; hater of all things Victoria’s Secret.

Hashtags: #SmugDimples, #HotandSpicy, #TwitterTerrorist

Trending: # Prosecutrix Pierce, #Counselor, #Meth Lab Rylann,

Call it fate or two ships crossing in the night, but that is exactly how Kyle Rhodes, son to billionaire Grey Rhodes, has stumbled upon Rylann Pierce in a bar celebrating her grad student status a...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
The third addition to the FBI/US Attorney series by Julie James. Kyle Rhodes, the brother of Jordan Rhodes from the previous book, A Lot Like Love is a computer genius who shut down the twitter website and was sent to prison. After four months he is out. Assistant Rylann Pierce now needs his testimony regarding a different case.

Lots of funny banter and great characters. A joy to read. It may not be my favorite of the series but it's still really good. I would have liked to see more "romance" in...more
Nisha
Most of you already know how obsessed I am with Julie James, so it comes to no one's surprise that I actually BOUGHT this ebook right after it's release. So, I paid full price, been drooling over Kyle since the last book, and it's Julie James - obviously, I went in with high expectations. Maybe it was because of those high expectations, but I was a little disappointed with About That Night.

Nine years ago, before Kyle Rhodes, became the Twitter Terrorist, he met a law student named Rylann Pierce...more
Maggie
Dear Julie James,

I really enjoy your romantic exploits set in Chicago, including your latest, About That Night, which I will review soon. I'm sure you're thinking about the dashing Cade Morgan as the star of your next book, but I'd like to throw another name into the ring.
Joakim Noah, starting center of your Chicago Bulls, has a personality tailor made for one of your books. He's smart and sarcastic, witty and driven. He's also very honest. When playing the Cleveland Cavaliers during the playo...more
AJ
Another fantastic instalment in Julie James’ FBI/US Attorney series! This time, the story is about Rylann Pierce, Assistant US Attorney, and billionaire-heir, computer genius, ex-con and gorgeously sexy Kyle Rhodes (brother of Jordan, the heroine from book 2 - A Lot Like Love).

Rylann and Kyle meet as Grad Students one night in a bar, and with an instant physical attraction and sensational banter, there is some serious chemistry between them. They make plans to meet up the following night, but K...more
Racquel
UPDATE, 4/4: it was everything I ever wanted and MORE! Julie James does NOT disappoint!!!!!!! Absolutely 100% LOOOOVED it!

UPDATE, 9/29: IT HAS A COVER OH MY GOD I JUST DIED A LITTLE WE FINALLY HAVE A COVER AND AN EXCERPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A SUPPPPPPER SEEEEEEEEXY HOT COVER CAN APRIL 3 PLEASE HURRY UP, I WANT TO READ THIS SO FUCKING BAD JUST GIVE ME A COPY NOW! THIS IS DEFINITELY THE #1 BOOK I'M WAITING FORRR!!!!!

Cannot wait until this comes out, Kyle's story *squeals* maybe th...more
Samantha Young
Completely addictive, About That Night is smart, funny (the crime Kyle committed, and why, had me in stitches!), witty, sexy and utterly entertaining. Kyle somehow manages to be incredibly hot and offbeat at the same time, and Rylann's sense of humour and self-possession was really refreshing. She was such a likeable heroine. Love it!
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the story. Now I'm off to start back at the beginning as I didn't realise this was book 3 (apparently I can't read titles properl...more
Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
I'm a little confused.

This is a good book. Make no mistake about that. Another more than solid contemporary romance from Julie James. Damn, she writes them well. I wish she could write faster!

The thing is, when you wait eight months for a book sometimes your expectations run away with you. In A Lot Like Love we met Kyle Rhodes, brother of Jordan Rhodes (ALLL's Heroine), and the catalyst for Jordan's actions in that book. As twins they have a close and loving relationship usually shrouded in a th...more
Jaci Burton
I loved this book so much. Fun, sexy, and oh-so-romantic, Julie always writes my favorite romances. Kyle and Rylann burned up the pages, made me laugh in spots, left me teary eyed in places, and my heart squeezed at the ending. I can't wait for the next book!
valee
A sweet and emotional read. I laugh so much... and I may have even shed a tear or two,lol. Definitely a read that had it's moments...
“I don’t mind hot and spicy. Actually find that appealing in a girl. And chicken wings.”

As a huge fan of this author, I'm proud to say she did it again. I applaud Julie James and definitely would recommend her to all romance fans. There's just something I adore about her writing style. A book about US attorneys and FBI agents shouldn't feel real at all, right? The...more
Ami
Kyle gazed down at her. “I lied when I said I followed you to the bar because you’re hot.” He touched her cheek. “I saw you laughing with your friends, and your smile sucked me right in.”

*hand on heart*

The story opens with scenes from nine years ago, when 23-year-old law student, Rylann Pierce, met then 24-year-old computer science Ph.D candidate who also happens to be a billionaire's son, Kyle Rhodes, at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign's campus bar. The two hit it off, Kyle offered to...more
Zeek
Another great romance by Julie James. The tension in the story centered around the H/h making their romance work, despite the fact he’s an ex-con and she an Assistant US Attorney. This was a huge plus for me. I liked the fact that there was no psycho bad guy to be found. There’s something about a straight forward romance with no romantic suspense subplot that just appeals to me. (Probably because the psycho stalker theme is the “go to” plot device to create tension in a romance novel right now.)...more
rameau
This is the point where I say you either like how Julie James writes or you don't. I do think she writes better contemporary romance than most, but it's not ideal for me either. I have my pet peeves like over-repetition of certain jokes, the missed opportunities with familial interactions, and nipples. That's all I'm going to say about the sex scenes this time. Nipples.

The story starts slow with an in depth look at the events that took place nine years earlier. Even when the story jumps ahead to...more
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
I love Julie James books even though they are few and far between. I love the sparky banter, the sizzling chemistry and the deeply satisfying characters and About That Night is no exception.

Kyle Rhodes, the infamous Twitter Terrorist, meets up again with AUSA Rylann Pierce and the sparks start to fly as they rekindle an attraction they once shared briefly 9 years ago. It's lovely to see the way they fall in love and I really loved Kyle. The fact that he is teased for looking like Sawyer from Los...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Nine years ago Rylann Pierce had the (dis)pleasure of almost dating the computer whiz and billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes. Unfortunately, after a night of flirtations in the guise of sarcastic banters, things didn't work out - as in, Kyle Rhodes stood her up on the day they were supposed to go on a date. Never one to be a sulking female, Rylann took it in strides and chocked it up to intervening fate. After all, how far could a relationship with a spoiled, womanizing heir go?

Nine years later and s...more
Steph
A massive thanks to Shanna and Talya, it was great reading this with you both :)

****************** Minor spoilers *****************

This was my favourite of the series so far. I fell in love with Kyle and Rylann within the very first chapter.
I liked that we were initially in the past, seeing them younger and how ambitious and determined they both were was great.
Kyle was devastatingly charming and he had a way with words that made me swoon...

'Kyle gazed down at her. "I lied when I said I fol...more
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“Because nine years ago, I walked up to the most beautiful girl in the bar, and tonight she's still the only person I want to talk to.” 84 likes
“I will never, ever regret stopping you from walking out of my life a second time, Kyle," she said in an emotional voice. "And I can prove it."
She reached for the buttons on her trench coat and undid them, one at a time. Then she opened the coat and let it drop to the floor.
And even if she didn't say a single word more, Kyle knew he would never again doubt the way Rylann felt about him.
She was wearing his flannel shirt.
"You kept it," he said softly. "All this time."
She nodded. "For nine years, I've held on to this darn shirt, literally dragging it across the country and back."
Kyle touched her cheek, gently brushing away a tear with his thumb. "Why?"
She paused hesitantly, and then with a tender smile, finally put it all on the line, too. "I guess I always hoped you'd come back for it someday.”
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